Donald Glover discusses those Lando Calrissian rumours from the Star Wars Han Solo film

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Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 30 August 2016 11:14 BST

Rumour has it that Donald Glover - best known for playing the loveable Troy in Community, having a minor part in The Martian, and being Grammy-nominated rapper Childish Gambino - is Disney’s favourite to play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film.

Directed by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the film already has its lead in Alden Ehrenreich, yet little else is known about the film. However, Glover taking the part has been backed up by multiple sources, with the actor/rapper recently speaking to Time about the role.

“Yep. There are rumours,” he told the publication. “I mean, I grew up on [Star Wars]. My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible. I love that franchise.”

If Glover does happen to take the role, it wouldn’t be the only mega-franchise he has signed on to for; next year, he will have a small part in Spider-Man: Homecoming in a currently unspecified role.

The 32-year-old he is currently promoting his TV show, Atlanta, which debuts later this year. Meanwhile, in other Star Wars news, a terminally ill fan of the series was shown Rogue One early.

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